Elizabeth <I>Simpkins</I> Bacon

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Elizabeth Simpkins Bacon

Death 30 Jan 1916 (aged 54)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Yarmouth Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
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Publication: Barnstable Patriot; Date: Feb 7, 1916; Section: None; Page: 3
The Death of Mrs Gorham Bacon

The death of Mrs Elizabeth Simpkins, the wife of Dr Gorham Bacon of New York City occurred at her winter home at that place, Sunday Jan 30th,after a short illness of five days of pneumonia.
It was sad news to her many friends in this village, where she had been an interested summer resident for many years.
She took great pride in her beautiful residence, Mattakese,where each summer she entertained many friends at parties and receptions to enjoy her rose gardens and floral displays.She was a woman of pleasing personality and was known for her many charitable deeds.
The funeral services were held at her home in New York,Tuesday afternoon,Rev Julien K Smythe of the New Jerusalem Church officiating.The remains were brought to this village, by special train Wednesday, and interment was in the family lot in Woodside cemetery.
additional information courtesy of RJensen in the forums.
Gorham Bacon
Home in 1880: New York City, New York, New York
Age: 24
Estimated birth year: abt 1856
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's Name: Daniel
Father's birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's Name: Mary D.
Mother's birthplace: Massachusetts
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Occupation: Physician
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
Daniel Bacon 60
Mary D. Bacon 50
Elizabeth Bacon 26
Gorham Bacon 24
Daniel Bacon 17
Edward Bacon 14
Robert O. Bacon 7
John L. Gould 22 waiter
Catherine Obrien 28 servant
Mary Cordell 45 servant
Catherine Mahany 30- servant
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Gorham Bacon
Age in 1910: 59
Estimated birth year: abt 1851
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Massachusetts
Mother's Birth Place: Massachusetts
Spouse's name: Elizabeth S
Occupation: Physician
Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 19, New York, New York
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Gorham Bacon 59
Elizabeth S Bacon 56
Elizabeth G Bacon 18 daughter
Kate Corella 36 servant
Ida Westerbury 34 servant
Olga Oster 19 servant
Margaret Lea 25 servant
Dr Gorham Bacon took a lot of sea voyages. Both he and Elizabeth were on the Mauretania sailng from Liverpool England to NY,NY on Aug 9, 1913. Wasn't that the ship that was torpedoed by the Germans? No, I see it was her sister ship the Lusitania
From the ship's records his birthdate is always listed as Oct 13, 1855, New York City. Elizabeth's is Sept 13, 1861.
additional information courtesy of greyfox in the forums.

excerpts from New York Times Obituary the link provided by greyfox in the forums.

BACON- Sunday January 30,1916.Elizabeth Simpkins,wife of Dr Gorham Bacon, and daughter of the late John Simpkins.Services were held at her late residence 47 West 54th St New York City NY on Tuesday. At her particular request there were no flowers.

The Society of Mayflower Descendants
announced her death and that she was a vaued member for nearly 20 years.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 53751652
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Simpkins Bacon (13 Sep 1861–30 Jan 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53751652, citing Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by ditdit (contributor 47012745) .